Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner
I was contacted earlier this week to represent the family of a man who died when he fell seven stories as a result of a work accident that likely could have been prevented. All too often, employers consider profits over people, allowing their job sites to fall short of applicable safety standards, endangering American workers. There are strict federal and local laws in place that govern workplace safety. Unfortunately, these laws are often ignored and poorly enforced. As a result, workers are killed or otherwise seriously injured every day.
Please take a look at a video that you can view by clicking here. It dramatically explains how workers are needlessly killed or injured as a result of preventable incidents.
There are workers’-compensation laws in every state that provide benefits to injured workers. My office handles those kinds of claims routinely. However, those laws do not make the workplace safer, which should be the primary goal. Employers need to create safe work environments so that deaths and serious injuries can be avoided in the first place. If they fail to adhere to the laws governing safe work environments, they should be shut down. It’s a matter of life and death.
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a board-certified cicil trial attorney and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including work-related injuries, serious truck and car collisions, and medical malpractice. He has successfully litigated numerous cases against employers, obtaining some of the largest recoveries ever reported. Mr. Zambri has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2010)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.
Mr. Zambri is regularly asked to give presentations to lawyers and businesses regarding product defects, automobile accident litigation, and safety improvements.
Mr. Zambri has authored a handbook regarding workers-compensation cases. To read it, please click here.